The Malawi Chapter for the United Kingdom-based Timothy Leadership Training (TLT) will from January 30 to February 4 hold a four-day biblical stewardship training at Saint Michael and All Angels Hall in Blantyre.
TLT Malawi Chapter president Gloria Makunje of the Anglican Church in an interview said the trainings, jointly conducted by CCAP and Anglican churches, are completed in a space of three years.
“The trainings are facilitated by the master trainers who graduated from TLT after completing seven modules. They include lay ministers, lay Christians, parish priests. The trainings are open to all denominations,” said Makunje.
TLT Malawi Chapter Reverend Matthias Hauya said the criteria for selecting people to be trained is by one’s own choice but certified by his or her church.
Hauya said the training is provided free of charge, but for tea and lunch there is requirement for a minimum contribution of K5 000.
“We meet twice a year and those trained become master trainers.
“We target church leaders and pastors who have never went through formal leadership training. The training is based on 2 Timothy 2:2, hence the name,” he said.
“We have seven modules like Biblical Stewardship, Pastoral Care where the welfare of the minister, priest is taught, followed by Preaching the Trues Word of God, then Development where trainees should know that each congregation need to develop,” said Hauya.
Hauya said TLT’s aim is to empower Christians to become conversant with the Word of God.
He said it is the wish of TLT that churches should sponsor their candidates so that they at least have tea and lunch during the training.
With its regional headquarters in Kenya, TLT holds such trainings every six months followed by an action plan and a review before embarking on another module. n